There are two types of gardens that are particularly effective for children with autism spectrum disorder:
- Therapeutic gardens
- Sensory gardens
Therapeutic gardens are spaces designed for wellbeing and, when designed properly, can improve the cognitive functioning, as well as the physical and emotional independence of the users.
Sensory gardens are therapeutic gardens that specifically focus on stimulating as many of the senses as possible.
To read more about these garden types and how they can positively impact on the effects of ASD, please see our resource ‘Therapeutic Gardens for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’. Learn more..